Dear Dignity Friend,
Hope you are having a good week.
We hope and pray that this weekly message will nurture you spiritually and be especially helpful in the more difficult times of life.
O God, who am I now?
Once, I was secure in familiar territory
in my sense of belonging
the norms of my culture
the assumptions built into my language
the values shared by my society.
But now you have called me out and away from home
and I do not know where you are leading.
I am empty, unsure, uncomfortable,
I have only a beckoning star to follow.
pitch your tent with mine
So that I may not become deterred
by hardship, strangeness, doubt.
Show me the movement I must take
toward a wealth not dependent on possessions
toward a wisdom not based on books
toward a strength not bolstered by might
toward a God not confined to heaven,
but scandalously earthed, poor, unrecognized…
help me to find myself
as I walk in others’ shoes.
The Flowering of the Soul,
A Book of Prayers by Women